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campaign, mitt romney pounces on president obama's statement that washington can't be transformed from the inside. >> i can change washington, i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. >> iphone frenzy. long lines form as apple starts selling the next generation of its blockbuster smartphone. national pride. the washington nationals clinch a playoff spot bringing post-season baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green.
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the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today. two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over this comment the president made on thursday about changing washington. he's hoping to get his campaign back on track and try to convince voters that he has what it takes to end the partisanship in washington. problem shared a plate of fries with young voters while talking about student loans in south florida. mitt romney talked medicare in
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sarasota. >> i hope the people in florida understand this. he cut medicare by $716 billion. >> reporter: two contrasting images in two parts of the state, each with the same goal. florida's 29 electoral votes. but something president obama said during a candidate's forum on univision through the most attention. >> you can't change from washington from the inside you can only change it from the outside. that's how i got elected. that's how health care got done because we mobilized the american people to speak out. >> reporter: mitt romney was quick to jump on that. >> president obama threw in the white flash flooding surrender again. he said he can't change washington from inside. he can only change it from outside. we'll give him that change in november. >> reporter: after campaigning during the day both candidates spent the evening in florida
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fundraising. and new campaign finance reports out this morning show the president has gained the lead in the money race. president obama out raised and out spent mitt romney in august, all tolled he entered the final three months of the campaign with $86 million left to spend. romney raised $67 million and spent about the same but owes $15 million on a loan the campaign took out last month, leaving $35 million at the start of september. president obama spent dollars 66 million on tv advertising. and in the two battleground states on tap for today, mitt romney in nevada and the president in virginia. the race remains very close. >> thank you very much. susan mcginnis in washington. also at that forum in florida the president faced tough questions on immigration reform. the moderator accused the president of not keeping a promise made during the 2008
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campaign. mr. obama accepted responsibility but also blamed republicans. >> what we could not get was a single republican including the 20 who had previously voted for comprehensive immigration reform to step up and say we'll work with you. >> yesterday the republicaa bild a bill on visa for foreigners. muslims are gearing up for another day of protest. obama administration official tells cbs news, quote, we hope we can get through the day without serious violence. fact stan has declared today a day of love for the prophet and urging people to protest peacefully while tunisia has banned all protests today. france closed embassies in 20 muslim countries. and in pakistan there's a 30
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second television ad condemning that anti-islam video. since our founding the united states has been a nation to respect all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> protests have already begun this morning in islamabad. yesterday police had to use tear gas to disperse a mass protest outside of the u.s. embassy there. a provocative advertisement that equates muslim radicals with savages begins on monday. the ad ran on city bus in san francisco. it reads in any war between the civilized man and savage support the civilized man. a blogger is behind the ads. a judge has ruled the ads can run. >> the obama administration says an investigative panel will look into the attack on the u.s.
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consulate in libya. the attack that killed christopher stevens was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: at a solemn memorial service, libya's president paid his respects to ambassador christopher stevens. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns had earlier flown into the capital under tight security. behind-the-scenes an fbi team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind these walls is the major crime scene but any evidence left inside will have been badly contaminated by looters and curious local people who flooded in after the attack. here's what eyewitnesss, officials and libyan commanders in charge that night have told us. sometime around 9:30 p.m. about 70 armed men attacked the consulate's main gates with guns and heavy weapons.
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they then stormed in, overwhelming local and american security. with all four buildings on fire the libyan government ordered a local militia to the rescue. that militia helped to ferry 31 americans and the body of sean smith out the back gate in armored cars to a house a mile away rented by the u.s. government. shortly afterwards it too came under fierce attack. what we still don't know is how back at the compound ambassador stevens got separated from his security detail only to be found dead or dying just after midnight by the crowd. suspicions for the attack have focused on a powerful islamic militia, ansar al sharia, so powerful our questions at the ministry made them nervous. >> your going to catch the guys who did this or are they too strong for you? no he admitted we don't have
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enough power to catch them. maybe not. but as far as the u.s. government is concerned doing nothing is not an option. the libyans know they have neither the technology nor the expertise to conduct a credible forensic investigation, so they are waiting for the fbi team to show up, they hope within the next two or three days. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, benghazi. >> funeral services were held in california for former navy s.e.a.l. tyrone woods. woods had been a s.e.a.l. for two decades and working for a private security firm guarding the u.s. consulate. he was 41 years old. the surge of u.s. troops in afghanistan has officially ended. the last of the 33,000 americans sent by president obama to try to beat back the taliban have left the country. 58,000 americans remain in afghanistan, though. they hope to withdraw by 2014. the number of u.s. forces there
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peaked at 101,000 last year. the suspect in the colorado theater shooting appeared in court with a new look as prosecutors pressed to move holmes trial forward. >> reporter: shooting suspect james holmes appeared in a courtroom looking different. his bright orange hair is gone and so is his dazed expression. this time he had short brown hair, neatly trimmed beard and mustache and smiled and glanced around the room. during the hearing the prosecutors gave up their efforts to gain a notebook that holmes send to a psychiatrist. the notebook is thought contain details of a violent attack. holmes was a graduate student at the neuroscience program at the university before he with drew days before the shooting. the 4-year-old is charged with 142 count including murder and attempted murder for allegedly opening fire at the opening
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night showing of the bat man movie in aurara. defense attorneys argued that the notebook shouldn't be released because of doctor-patient privilege. if holmes lawyers mount an insanity defense they have to waive doctor-patient privilege. >> coming up, red flag. stalker violence reaches a disturbing now level after a live grenade is discovered on the field during a match. this is the morning news. ice. it may be a sign that your digestive system could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste
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was briefly halted. on the cbs money watch the iphone 5 officially drops and regaining net worth. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you may have heard apple's much anticipated iphone 5 is on sale today. the new phone went on sale first in sydney, australia where 600 people waited in line some for as long as three days. among those was apple co-founder. apple will ship 10 million iphones by the end of the month. it comes with a new feature. the apple map is being criticized for having geographical misinformation. the map service will get better. markets overseas rallied thanks to gains by technology and oil
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shares. tokyo's nikkei gained a quarter a%. wall street stocks ended weaker. the dow jones industrials average gained about 19 points thursday while the nasdaq lost six points. a senate investigation found major u.s. companies such as microsoft and hewlett packard have shifted profits offshore to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. microsoft shifted assets to puerto rico and abroad, saving more than $4 billion in taxes. both companies say they are complying with u.s. tax law. democrats and republicans have been at odds over how to stop companies from stashing profits abroad tax-free. new evidence the economy is continuing its slow improvement. the federal reserve says the net worth for many americans is rising. the increase is being fueled by rising home prices and improving stock market. the fed hopes that could be enough to get people businesses
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to spend and ultimately boost the economy. >> thank you very much. straight ahead you're friday morning weather and in sports a nearly 80 year wait is over. they will be watching playoff baseball in the nation's capital this year. i don't have time for the flu. that's why i'm knocking things off my to-do list. vitamin d, done! hand sanitizer, done! hey, eric! i'm here for my flu shot. sorry, didn't make an appointment. well, you don't need one. whether it's flu shots or prescriptions, we continue to accept express scripts and medco plans. i'm bonnie, and this is my cvs.
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degrees. miami looking at some thunderstorms, 89 degrees. chicago thunderstorms as well, 66 degrees. dallas mostly sunny 94 degrees. los angeles, mostly sunny as well, 87 degrees. and time now for a check of the national forecast. much of the northeast will be dry, scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely in the ohio valley, though. a mix of rain and snow possibilities in northern minnesota and northern wisconsin. the south will be mainly dry but scattered thunderstorms across the southeast, georgia and most of florida. and most of the west will be hot and dry. in 2005 just three years after nearly being contracted the expos moved to washington and played as national. senators left town in 1960 and hasn't had a team in the playoffs since 1933. that all changed last night. first place nats took down the
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dodgers 4-1 to clinch the city's first post-season berth since president roosevelt. next step for the nats now they will try to clinch the national league east. cincinnati reds are headed to the playoffs. they knocked off the cubs 5-3. they clinched a spot in the post-season. the magic number to win is now two. in the american league the l.a. angels trying to keep their post-season hopes alive. the angels hosting texas. rangers pitcher pulls the angels to one run over eight innings and in the ninth beltran puts the angels ahead. tax wins 3-1. oakland a's increasing their wild card lead. they battered detroit pitchers in a 12-4 win. oakland is now 4 1/2 games in the race for the last post-season spot in the al.
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in football the new york giants got a lot of help from some super subs. andre brown with a big night for big blue. he runs for 113 yards and two touchdowns, while back up wide receiver added 123 yards. giants crushed carolina 36-7. when we return, high concept art. an apartment built 70 feet in the air all to discover christopher columbus. [ female announcer ] we invited women to see
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington partly sunny 80. atlanta mostly sunny 85 degrees. st. louis a chance of thunderstorms 76 there. denver mostly sunny 76 as well. seattle cloudy and foggy 72. space shuttle "endeavor" is
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to make it's final run today. it will be moved to a museum. before arriving in the california desert, it flew over tucson, arizona. the flyover was to honor mark kelly who commanded the final flight on his last mission last year. it was to honor his wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she's still recovering from a gunshot wound. here in new york a chance to see columbus close up, a living room has been built around the landmark statue of christopher columbus, complete with a couch and tv. the project is aimed at turning the 120-year-old marble statue into art 70 feet above the traffic of columbus circle.
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we are in a great mood this morning, it's friday, good morning, welcome to 9news now, today is friday. september 21st. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. >> we made it. i'm mike hydeck, thank you for joining us. hey monika how you doing?
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>> hoo-ha. another top ten day coming up mr. bernstein? >> top 20 maybe. yesterday was stellar. couple of high clouds it was perfect. today is going to be even warmer and you may like that even better with temperatures in the low 80s. a day planner, a nice morning for you. a touch of fog out to the west. 75 by noon. high about oh 81, 82. should do that 3:00, 4:00. and by 5:00 still lovely out there and 79 degrees. sunrise just a few minutes before 7:00. we're still watching the high clouds streaming in from the southwest to the northeast but most of those now are east of d.c.. we're generally clear overhead. the temperatures this morning which are on the cool side but not as cool. down to 50 in frederick, lots of low to mid-50s in the outer suburbs and although easton and cambridge and pax river 55. as far as any fog we're seeing et here in warrenton now.
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visibility a quarter mile. a mile in petersburg and also in cumberland. culpeper too. in the next oh hour, 90 minutes more fog will form. but the afternoon looks nice again. partly to mostly sunny. let's check in with monika samtani again. hopefully when you head out the road you don't really want to see them there. the beltway is looking great early this fed morning. no issues to report with the exception of construction of course in college park, in silver spring, other than that no volume to deal with. and take a look live at southbound side of i-270 at shady grove road. this is looking great as well. all the way down from frederick to the point where the lanes divide. construction on the southbound side between the beltway and lorton. the beltway itself near annandale and tyson's used to
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seeing that. a live look at 395 and here at duke street just a few people out and about early this morning. i'll be back with more at 4:39 back to you guys. thank you monika. for the first time in 79 years, the washington baseball team is going to the playoffs. they clinched their spot last night with a win over the dodgers at nats park. >> what? yeah, it's the truth. nats got things going early. ryan zimmerman hit a shot into the gap. there he is digging in at the plate. let's check it out. boom. there it is. bryce harper scored easily and nats get on the board 1-0. in the 4th the nats are up 2-1. danny espinosa with a shot down the left line. there it goes. ian desmond was on first. would round the bases and beat the throw to the plate. nats are up 3-1. then we head to the 9th. they're up three. drew storen, strikes out the side. the nationals are playoff-bound after the game nats' manager
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davey johnson reacting to the win -- >> what's the big deal? [ laughter ] it was fun but it's not what i had my eye on you know. i mean it's a nice step to get here. but you know, every manager that's leading the division -- that's the only thing that matters, winning your division. >> that's the truth. the first time in the d.c. area baseball has gone to the playoffs since 1933. now of course they were the expos before they moved here and when they were the expos they made et to the postseason back in 1981. last night's win was the 91st win on the season and that's a record for the nats. the magic number eight to win the division. >> as you can expect nationals fans were ecstatic about the win and the first playoff appearance in decades. >> you got it and matt jablow didn't have

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